Two hairstylists from Janet Maitland Hair Excellence in Hetton recently headed backstage at London Fashion Week, after they were picked to join the team working on designer, Edeline Lee’s show.

Lauren Adey and Sarah Coxon joined Schwarzkopf Professional for the designer’s Autumn/Winter 2023 showcase, which took place in and around Burlington Arcade in Mayfair - one of London’s most exclusive shopping streets.

Renowned for her structured, feminine womenswear, Edeline Lee counts Catherine, the Princess of Wales, amongst her fans – with Kate herself having a connection to Hetton through her ancestors who once worked in coal mines in the town.

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Designer Edeline is known for her immersive presentations, and this season didn’t disappoint. Bringing to life the London Holiday collection, the designer employed dancers, musicians, actors and models to present her designs, with the fantasy world even including a fictional newspaper featuring the life stories of the cast.

Commenting on their experience, Lauren said: “Our manager, Peter, gave Sarah and I the opportunity to assist Schwarzkopf Professional for this show – and it was an amazing experience! We helped backstage as a team assisting with the hairstyling of the models, dancers, and musicians. During the fashion show, we were each assigned a model to look after for touch ups, so their hair was perfect for the press and photographers”.

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“Being behind the scenes at London Fashion Week was spectacular,” added Sarah.

“We worked in a huge team with 20-minute turnovers, all of us being responsible for the hair being perfect for the show. Being in amongst the chaos was a great experience, and I loved getting stuck in, learning and being creative with our assigned looks for each model.”

Fresh from their own ‘London Holiday’, Sarah and Lauren will now be sharing their learnings from London Fashion Week with the rest of the salon team to ensure clients at Janet Maitland all get to experience a catwalk-worthy look at every appointment.

If you would like to work with the highly regarded Janet Maitland Hair Excellence team, they are currently recruiting beauticians and stylists.

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